Chasm Between Words and Deeds X: How Ongoing Mortgage Servicing Problems Hurt California Homeowners and Hardest-Hit Communities

May 20, 2014 | by
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A new survey of housing counselors and attorneys finds homeowners are facing unreasonable delays, numerous obstacles, and servicer run-arounds in seeking help from their mortgage servicers, despite new laws, programs, and settlements intended to protect homeowners. Housing counselors report that loan servicing transfers, single points of contact not being available, and a lack of accountability prevent homeowners from accessing much-needed relief to avoid foreclosure. In conjunction with the survey (completed by 60+ counselors), eleven homeowners who worked with Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA) shared declarations that outline the many problems they and their nonprofit attorneys encountered in trying to obtain relief.